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Axes & Artifacts: Rick Turner Model 1 Lindsey Buckingham Prototype

Axes & Artifacts: Rick Turner Model 1 Lindsey Buckingham Prototype

August 21, 2018
John Bohlinger plugs in the one-of-a-kind signature guitar custom-built for the Fleetwood Mac icon.
Nunomo Grain Review

Nunomo Grain Review

August 20, 2018
Not your dad’s tremolo—or anyone else’s.
Review Demo: Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11

Review Demo: Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11

August 19, 2018
Watch John Bohlinger explore the seemingly boundless flavors of 'verb this diminutive stomp has under its hood.
Quick Hit: EarthQuaker Devices Westwood

Quick Hit: EarthQuaker Devices Westwood

August 16, 2018
With the ability to dial in transparent boost or use the active EQ to summon radically voiced overdrive, what’s not to love?
Riff Rundown: Melvins' "Edgar the Elephant"

Riff Rundown: Melvins' "Edgar the Elephant"

August 12, 2018
Buzz Osborne, Jeff Pinkus, and Steven McDonald break down their individual parts before combining powers for a thunderous performance of the A Walk with Love & Death track.
TC Electronic SpectraDrive Review

TC Electronic SpectraDrive Review

August 10, 2018
A true multi-tool for bassists that packs all the essentials for performance and practice.
Rig Rundown: Pelican

Rig Rundown: Pelican

August 8, 2018
See how the twin-guitar attack rocks SGs, classic tube heads, and strategically set delays that help birth epic post-metal jams.
Friedman BE-50 Deluxe Review

Friedman BE-50 Deluxe Review

August 7, 2018
Fifty watts of stunning Marshall-flavored versatility that moves from clean to screaming.
Wren and Cuff Two-Five Review

Wren and Cuff Two-Five Review

August 6, 2018
Explosive meets expressive in an overdrive powerful enough to be measured in megatons.
Riff Rundown: Mastodon's "Roots Remain"

Riff Rundown: Mastodon's "Roots Remain"

August 5, 2018
Bill Kelliher elaborates how he uses open notes, bends, and hammer-ons for this Emperor of Sand track.
Rig Rundown: G.E. Smith

Rig Rundown: G.E. Smith

August 1, 2018
After decades of backing up world-class artists and leading the SNL band, the famed Telemaster shares some of his tried-and-true gear secrets.
Ibanez TCB1006 Review

Ibanez TCB1006 Review

July 30, 2018
It’s not for the timid or small-handed, but Thundercat’s signature 6-string bass offers a reward in tonal currency equal to its size.
First Look: Milkman Sound The Amp

First Look: Milkman Sound The Amp

July 30, 2018
John Bohlinger uses three guitars to dance with this 50-watt wonder that includes reverb, tremolo, and several smartly designed features.
Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE Review

Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE Review

July 26, 2018
This sophisticated “amp in a box” boasts countless cool tones and phenomenal build quality.
First Look: Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb

First Look: Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 Reverb

July 23, 2018
Watch John Bohlinger grab his '54 goldtop to go spelunking to investigate the nooks and crannies of this 'verb that goes from classic to (awesomely) bizarre.
Riff Rundown: Between the Buried and Me's "Telos"

Riff Rundown: Between the Buried and Me's "Telos"

July 22, 2018
Dustie Waring challenges your picking-hand efficiency with this ripping speed-metal number off The Parallax II: Future Sequence.
SNAMM '18 - AMI Guitars DM-18, GJA-SG200 & GBCE-3-SB Demos

SNAMM '18 - AMI Guitars DM-18, GJA-SG200 & GBCE-3-SB Demos

July 20, 2018
The German company's NAMM debut brought out their line of classically inspired acoustics that come in at a rather modest price.
SNAMM '18 - Yamaha AC4KII Solid Koa Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Demo

SNAMM '18 - Yamaha AC4KII Solid Koa Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Demo

July 20, 2018
The Japanese company updates two favorite flattops with Hawaiian tonewoods and new electronics.
SNAMM '18 - IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O Demo

SNAMM '18 - IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O Demo

July 19, 2018
Check out the power lurking inside the USB pedalboard controller that integrates a professional, high-resolution, MFi-certified audio interface with MIDI input/output.
SNAMM '18 - Galloup Guitars G.9CE Demo

SNAMM '18 - Galloup Guitars G.9CE Demo

July 19, 2018
The Michigan-based luthier and guitar-building instructor introduces his first acoustic bass with an original bridge design.